Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By description; so as to delineate or represent.
- adv. In a descriptive manner.
- adv. by giving a description
- descriptive + -ly (Wiktionary)
“But I could also use the phrase descriptively, and say, the British national character has deteriorated from the days when candour was the national virtue.”
“My proposal is to name descriptively the phenonemon I want to study.”
“It has become a daily fixture for American consumers—the collection of warnings, disclaimers and legal jargon that comes with most products and services, designed in what typesetters descriptively call "mouse type.”
“What Romaine Rolland called "the oceanic feeling" descriptively expresses my experience.”
“He thinks Yang is basically right descriptively: the locus of power has to be decisions made by companies, many of them intermediaries, about how to structure free speech and control of information.”
“Fair Isaac also uses the range descriptively: “A FICO score is a 3-digit number ranging from 300-850 that represents your credit rating,” etc.”
“Nothing flowery, nothing descriptively beautiful, yet a line like that is what made Bukowski unique and one of the best writers ever, getting at the hidden truth of what was really happening in his head, rather than telling yet another boring story filled with flowery descriptions like most books and stories are.”
“I do think almost all of this part is pithy and descriptively accurate:”
“Writers can make use of many techniques, writing short, writing much, writing descriptively, writing without descriptions, writing letting the situation describe for you too.”
“So well-written, so descriptively alive, plus it broke my heart.”
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